I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Pierce County sheriff: Paramedic stole powerful narcotics from ambulance

    TACOMA, Wash. – A local paramedic has been arrested and accused of stealing powerful pain medications from ambulances. The investigation highlights yet another sign of our region’s opioid epidemic. The nine-year veteran of West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was accused of emptying vials of narcotics, then refilling the same bottles with saline solution. The missing narcotics from the ambulances were morphine and fentanyl. Now investigators believe there could be patients who had been injected with something other than painkillers. […]

  • WSDOT: Population boom to blame for I-5 exit congestion

    DUPONT, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation said it installed modifications at a traffic-plagued freeway off-ramp in Pierce County after commuters complained Exit 119 had turned into a nightmare. But the agency also partially blames our region’s runaway growth, saying traffic volumes are approaching levels they’re not expected to see for at least another decade. It’s yet another sign our region is growing faster than our infrastructure can keep up. “When they first did it, it was terrible,” […]

  • Fire officials: Wildfire north of Leavenworth 50% contained; no homes damaged or injuries reported

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — Fire officials said Wednesday the timing of the 40-acre Spromberg Fire about 4 miles north of Leavenworth took them by surprise. The cause of the fire that began Tuesday at Spromberg Canyon Road and Chumstick Highway (State Route 209) is still under investigation, the state Fire Marshal’s Office said. Firefighters said Wednesday the weather is cooperating with lower temperatures and humidity, but the real concern is the wind. They’re also concerned about spot fires crossing the Chumstick […]

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of more than 150 homes at popular tourist destination

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A wildfire that started at an old log-storage site has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination, officials said Wednesday. The fire was burning on about 40 acres Wednesday. It started Tuesday about 3 miles north of the tourist town of Leavenworth in an old timber storage area containing enormous cedar logs. Leavenworth is a gateway to Wenatchee National Forest where many people have getaway homes. Deputy […]

  • City of Tacoma deploys ‘rapid resources’, including toilets and fresh water, in homeless camp

    TACOMA, Wash. –  Toilets, hand-washing sinks and fresh water are all now being provided by the city of Tacoma for a burgeoning homeless camp in the industrial Tideflats area. It’s called ‘The Compound’ and dozens of people there live in tents along the Puyallup River. City officials said it’s trying to address public health and safety issues for a growing homeless population. The services being offered at the camp are part of what’s called a ‘Rapid Resource Pop-up’ and it’s […]

  • Heroin Task Force recommends safe-consumption sites for drug addicts

    SEATTLE — Taxpayers in Seattle could be asked to pay for a place where addicts would be allowed to use heroin. A 32-member heroin task force is about to unveil a new plan to tackle the heroin epidemic that some call a crisis in our region. The task force said addicts must have a safer place for people to use drugs rather than inside a public bathroom or a homeless camp. “You have to meet people where they are,” said […]

  • Search suspended for teen presumed drowned in Snoqualmie River

    EAST KING COUNTY, Wash. – The King County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon suspended its search for a 16-year-old boy who fell into the Snoqualmie River on Sunday and disappeared under the water near Olallie State Park. Dive crews scoured the Snoqualmie River searching for the teenager earlier Monday. The response by deputies was described as a recovery operation near North Bend on Monday. “Sheriff’s Office dive teams as well as Eastside Fire and members of the King County Search […]

  • State revokes permit for Port Townsend amusement ride after accident sent 3 to hospital

    SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries revoked the permit for an amusement ride that malfunctioned and injured several people. State officials took action after a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend that injured several people during the Rhododendron Festival. An attorney representing another family who was on the same ride told Q13 News a total of five people were injured when one of the carts flipped. Port Townsend police said three were taken to hospitals after the […]

  • Will you be able to put down your cellphone while driving?

    TACOMA, Wash. – Drivers in Washington state have about six weeks to figure out how to stop using a cellphone while behind the wheel. The new electronic distracted driving law goes into effect this summer with increased penalties. The old law on the books only outlawed texting and holding the phone up to the ear, while the new law is more forbidding considering the many social media applications found on smartphones today. The Washington State Patrol also said there are […]

  • Where does Seattle’s homeless population go after encampment sweeps?

    SEATTLE – The sweep began early Tuesday morning at an unauthorized tent city homeless camp near Seattle’s International District neighborhood. City Navigation Center crews spent weeks warning that time was running out for about 100 homeless people living in the green belt along Interstate 90 and Dearborn and Rainier avenues. “That’s where I live,” camp resident Eric Jordan said. “I’m not homeless, I live up there.” Jordan was one of dozens of people being evicted from the illegal camp. “I […]